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Old Sep 14, 2004, 9:32 AM   #1
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I work in a company with a tough IT policy. They rarely approve new software even trusted. I do not have admin rights so I can't install and go renegade. I need a quality camera, moderatley priced, used by multiple usersthat will transfer pics to my hard drive without a software interface or a requirement to purchase peripherals. I don't have a firewire port only USB. Does such a camera exist?
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 4:45 PM   #2
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If you get a card reader, almost any camera will do. You can take the pictures and then remove the card (SD/MMC, Compact Flast xD, or memory stick, it doesn't matter), insert it into the card reader and plug the reader into an available USB port. Your computer should recognize the card reader as another drive, and you can access the images there. Good luck.
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Thank you. We were trying to figure out how to do it without peripherals but I just don't think we can. You'd think in this day of technology they could come up with a way to transfer it straightinto explorer, paint or photo editor. :roll:
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 7:41 AM   #4
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If you have a CD Rom drive (which most systems today have) get the Sony Mavica CD350. Our company is the same way about software. These cameras take pictures right onto cd-r and read just like that in your system. Then you can just use the tools you have, if you have windows XP the windows picture and fax viewer will let you view them. it's a little large for a digicam but pictures are decent.
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 7:25 PM   #5
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Many cameras will connect to your computer and appear as a removeable drive to take pictures off of without the need to install software. For instance, my Nikon 4300 I used to have did not require software as long as you have usb port and XP ... my current works this way to, but it is a DSLR and i'm sure more than you'd want to spend on a company camera.
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